The eye of the understanding is like the eye of the sense;
for as you may see great objects through small crannies or holes,
so you may see great axioms of nature through small and contemptible instances.
-Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 29, 2009 at 9:49am —
Imagine there’s no countries
it isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
and no religion too . . . .
What to Twitter to get attention....
Added by Peter Vizel on May 28, 2009 at 7:16pm —
He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help
is as unkind as if he had refused it.
-Dante Alighieri, poet (1265-1321)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 26, 2009 at 3:12am —
Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
-Martin Luther King, Jr , civil-rights leader (1929-1968)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 25, 2009 at 2:54pm —
Words are timeless.
You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness.
-Khalil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 25, 2009 at 1:41am —
At the bottom of a good deal of the bravery that appears in the world there lurks a miserable cowardice.
Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion.
-Edwin Hubbel Chapin, minister and orator (1814-1880)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 23, 2009 at 3:46am —
Please see our new website, just published on the Internet.
Although it's not yet complete, it's already a fountain of information
on who we are and what we are doing.
Best regards from the Cannes Festival --
Added by Peter Vizel on May 20, 2009 at 2:22pm —
Must reading as to attitude, he was deposed, exiled, reviled and has been in opposition since, for over a quarter century...and now this!
I would like to extend to the President, Government and people of Seychelles warmest congratulations on another National Day.
Internally, Seychelles is going through some difficult times – particularly at the political level where there is a need to converge towards unity under the philosophy of Seychelles First and National Reconciliation.… Continue
Added by Peter Vizel on May 20, 2009 at 3:07am —
“There’s one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come”
– Victor Hugo
Added by Peter Vizel on May 20, 2009 at 2:54am —
We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
-H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 18, 2009 at 7:52am —
When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly, -- as that a sentence must never end with a particle, -
- and perceive how implicitly even the learned obey it, I think -
- Any fool can make a rule And every fool will mind it.
-Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 17, 2009 at 3:00am —
Prison: Young Crime's finishing school.
-Clara Lucas Balfour, social activist (1808-1878)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 16, 2009 at 1:04pm —
I’m continually amazed by the knowledge that has been with us for centuries…
“Man is what he believes”
Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
and we still, have not learned this much ?!?
Added by Peter Vizel on May 15, 2009 at 6:55am —
Eco-Travel Without the Guilt Trip: Carbon Offset Program is the “Ticket” to Sustainable Tourism
Conscientious Gift Giving: It Really Is the Thought That Counts!
Want a Green Collar Job?
DiCaprio Buys Eco-Friendly New York Condo
The Ecology of Hope: Reconnecting Children & Nature
Conscious Life Choices
Environmental Writer Bill McKibben
Comments on… Continue
Added by Peter Vizel on May 14, 2009 at 1:37pm —
To fully understand a grand and beautiful thought requires,
perhaps, as much time as to conceive it.
-Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 13, 2009 at 5:58am —
Not thinking critically, I assumed that the "successful" prayers were proof that God answers prayer while the failures were proof that there was something wrong with me.
-Dan Barker, former preacher, musician (b. 1949)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 12, 2009 at 2:51am —
"Everybody is on high alert to prepare for this danger, with medical means and protection, according to the instruction of doctors and experts.
"And we will call the name of God our Lord, as our forefathers have done, and as it is written, 'Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses'."
Added by Peter Vizel on May 8, 2009 at 4:39am —
A man's name is not like a mantle which merely hangs about him, and which one perchance may safely twitch and pull,
but a perfectly fitting garment, which, like the skin,
has grown over and over him, at which one cannot rake and scrape without injuring the man himself.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 8, 2009 at 3:42am —
Although a democracy must often fight with one hand tied behind its back, it nonetheless has the upper hand.
-Aharon Barak, law professor, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel (b.1936)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 5, 2009 at 3:01am —
Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
Added by Peter Vizel on May 4, 2009 at 3:20am —